Dental Staff


Dr. Janet Kim Kearns

Intown Dentist

Dr. Kearns received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and graduated with honors from New York University College of Dentistry. She received the prestigious Faculty Award for Comprehensive Care by the faculty professors at NYU which is awarded to only one graduate per year. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Kearns also completed a one year post-doctoral residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she learned to treat patients with more compromised health and with more complex needs. Dr. Kearns practiced with several prosthodontists in Manhattan before relocating to Atlanta. She also associated in Atlanta for several years while looking for the perfect opportunity and location to bring her unique experience and knowledge to the Edgewood Retail Center. Dr. Kearns is dedicated to lifelong learning throughout her career and has joined several local study clubs such as the Hinman Dental Society and the Spear Study Club to continue and improve her own dental education as well as to enhance the ongoing learning of her team at Intown Dental Center. Dr. Kearns currently lives in Inman park with her family and enjoys local activities around town and walking on the Beltline.

Dr. Kearns is dedicated to providing you with quality and comprehensive dental and orthodontic care your whole family can trust. It is her mission to provide you with the individualized attention, advice and treatment that you deserve. The Intown Dental Center team is dedicated to providing personalized service in a tranquil, relaxed, and convenient location. We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive and caring diagnosis, and conservative treatment plans that have an emphasis on life-time oral-health.

Dr. Kearns received her undergraduate Biology Degree from Emory University and graduated with honors from New York University’s College of Dentistry. On graduation, she received the prestigious Faculty Award for Comprehensive Care – awarded to only one graduate per year based on their comprehensive dental care skills. Unlike most general dentists, Dr. Kearns also completed a one year post-doctoral residency after graduation. She completed this training at the world-renowned Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

After completing her residency, Dr. Kearns took up a position in midtown Manhattan with her attending Faculty Advisor. Subsequently, she spent several years as an associate dentist in a private prosthodontics practice in New York before returning to Atlanta and opening the Intown Dental Center.

Every year, Dr. Kearns extends her credentials to give you the best possible service and results. She is committed to continuing education and learning. She attends dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care.

Pankey dentists” are trained to develop advanced technical skills, provide comprehensive and individualized optimal care, and improve their dentistry for more predictable and long-lasting results. Dr. Kearns founded the Pankey Affiliated Learning Group of Atlanta as part of her commitment to life-long learning for her and her team.

Dr. Kearns is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Georgia Dental Association(GDA), the Northern District Dental Society (NDDS), the Hinman Dental Society, the American Orthodontics Society (AOS), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Spear study club, Splint therapy study club, and is a sponsor to her kids schools and local community.




Anna is our new Dental Hygienist who completed her Hygiene degree in 2019. With the quality of her work being her biggest priority, she also places significant effort into making her patients feel welcomed and comfortable in her care. When not at work, Anna spends her time creatively. She loves art projects and making old items new or creating her very own works of art.

Clinical Assistants


Raquel is originally from New Jersey and finished her dental assisting program in the United States Navy in 1998. After training for six years in the Navy, Raquel moved her family to Atlanta in 2004. She has three adult male children living nearby. On her leisure time, she likes to workout, go for walks, cooking and trying new foods and love to hang out with friends. "Living my best life now.



Andrea is our new Dental/Ortho assistant! She is an Atlanta native, born and raised in the heart of the city. She studied undergrad at Valdosta State University and completed Dental Assisting school in 2018. Andrea has experience in general dentistry as well as orthodontics. As a resident of the East Atlanta neighborhood, Andrea is thrilled to deliver exceptional dental care to her community. When she’s not spending time with her 3 school aged children, family, and friends. She enjoys bartending and coaching competitive cheerleading and power tumbling.

Office Staff

Penny (Office Manager)

Penny started her dental career as a dental assistant 28 years ago and transitioned to learn everything about business of dentistry. She loves to see patients who have transformative smile experiences. She is a Colorado native…(go Broncos!), but has been living in Atlanta for over a decade now. When not spending time with her 4 adult children and grandchildren, she enjoys hiking, kayaking at the mountains or on the beach.

Brittany (Administrative Assistant)

Brittany is our awesome front desk assistant! She has been in the dental industry for several years now and works hard to make sure our patients feel comfortable and understand their insurance benefits. She is the first smile you see when you come into our office and the last when you leave. In her free time, Brittany loves traveling and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and daughter, along with their two boxers Arlo and Stitch.